Build a Better Mousetrap Competition

The Build a Better Mousetrap competition celebrates innovative solutions for challenges that local transportation workers encounter.  At a recent Hawaii LTAP workshop, we heard from “mousetrap” builders from around the nation describe their innovations.   Click here to view a video of the presentation; speakers and projects are listed below.

Description of the Build a Better Mousetrap Competition
Lisa Powell, Transportation Engineer, Hawaii Division, FHWA

Portable Sample Rack
Haskell Lemon Const. Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jay Lemon, Owner, Haskell Lemon Const. Co.

Portable Traffic Signs
Lyon County Highway Department, Emporia, Kansas
Jim Brull, Assistant to County Engineer, Highway Division

Mobile App for Tracking Potholes and Patches
Arapahoe County-Road and Bridge Department, Denver, Colorado
Alex Shoemaker, GIS Technician

Glass Grid Dispenser used for Asphalt Pavement Crack Repairs
Arapahoe County-Road and Bridge Department, Denver, Colorado
Douglas Stern, Operations Manager

Sidewalk Assessment App
City of Asheville Public Works, North Carolina
Chad Bandy, Streets Division Manager

A panel discussion followed the presentation.

LTAP Hawaii thanks all of the presenters for taking time from their busy schedules to participate in their workshop.

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